Minnesota Moment: Orono Man's 'George Bailey Moment'

April 09, 2018 10:44 PM

Mike Koetting, of Orono, realized that if he was willing to donate his kidney to a family member, why not donate to a stranger?

In donating his kidney to a woman in Phoenix named Maxine, whom he didn't know, Koetting experienced what he called his "George Bailey moment," so called for the experience of the protagonist in "It's a Wonderful Life."

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